EVENTS

  1. Summer Theater in the Park – MADAGASCAR

    June 30 @ 6:00 pm

    6:00pm / FREE admission / No Parking Fee / No Reservations Required

    Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields.

    COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  2. Concert in the Park – FIVESTONE BAND

    July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  FiveStone is a high energy club and party band playing the Best of Classic, Pop, Top 40, Dance & Party Rock.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  3. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Sundays at 12:00pm (No program on Sunday, July 16th)

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    PLAYING WITH PLANTS 

    Learn all about the life cycle of plants with one of our outdoor educators who will lead you on a multi-sensory adventure exploring colors, textures, smells, tastes and sounds. Listen as The Cat in the Hat explains how seeds grow. Later, paint a ceramic pot and plant a seedling. For children 4 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  4. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 7/7 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    July 7 @ 7:00 pm

    New York Guitarist Matt Marshak brings a unique, one of a kind, handcrafted style of guitar playing. A truly eclectic blend of jazz, urban groove, pop, funk, r&b, world beat, and much more. His style and sound have led him across the globe performing at some of the worlds biggest jazz festivals. The Dubai International Jazz Festival, Panama City’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival, The Berk’s Jazz Festival, Mallorca Spain’s Jazz Festival, Portugal’s Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, Slovakia’s Bratislava Jazz Days, Wisconsin’s Jazz on the Vine, and many, many more. He has performed on the same festival bills with legends such as Santana, Larry Carlton, George Benson, David Sanborn, Fourplay, and many more. He has also headlined and performed with artists such as Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, and Four 80 East.  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC.

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  5. Concert in the Park – THE HAMBONES

    July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great, upbeat music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  .  Amazing that there are few tributes to a man who is arguably our greatest American songwriter, Bob Dylan!  The Hambones will perform a retrospective on Bob Dylan, touching on various periods of his staggering catalogue, dancing is encouraged!  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  6. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    12:00pm, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    THE DOUBTFUL SPROUT 

    Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Award-winning puppeteer, Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with multiple puppetry styles, projections and song. Best suited for children 3 years and older.

    All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  7. DAVID HOUSTON PERFORMS – The Sporting Life (an exhibition program)

    July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    $5 admission fee, members and children under 12 are free

    Written and Directed by David Houston

    A READING IN THE STYLE OF RADIO DRAMA
    For more information call Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  8. Summer Theater in the Park – HAIRSPRAY

    July 14 @ 6:00 pm

    Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields.

    COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  9. JONATHAN KRUK’S STORYTELLING – The Sporting Life & Tales (an exhibition program)

    July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

    CHILDREN’S EXHIBTION PROGRAM

    $5 admission fee, members and children under 12 are free

    Jonathan Kruk will enchant children of all ages with stories and tales!  No reservations, just come to Coe Hall for one of his performances and enjoy!  For more information call Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  10. JONATHAN KRUK’S STORYTELLING – The Sporting Life & Tales (an exhibition program)

    July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

    CHILDREN’S EXHIBTION PROGRAM

    $5 admission fee, members and children under 12 are free

    Jonathan Kruk will enchant children of all ages with stories and tales!  No reservations, just come to Coe Hall for one of his performances and enjoy!  For more information call Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  11. Concert in the Park – THE RICK LABAN TRIO

    July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  12. SUMMER GARDEN FESTIVAL

    July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    This garden summer festival features live musical performances by the WMD’s and the Hambones, kids crafts, and more!  FREE self-guided visits of Coe Hall.  The festival is a collaborative effort between Planting Fields Foundation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.   $20 per car load; once inside the park all activities are FREE!  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  13. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    12:00pm, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    RADIANT RAINFOREST 

    Explore our main greenhouse where our environmental educator will take you on an exciting journey and point out some neat plants like the banana plant and the chocolate tree. Learn about the animals and the layers of the rainforest. Afterwards, stay for a rainforest craft. For children ages 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  14. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 7/28 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    July 28 @ 7:00 pm

    French Cookin’ is a New York-based Blues band. They play a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the blues. Ranging from the Delta to Chicago, back down to Texas and Louisiana “second line”, adding their own unique touch to present a new look at this vital American art form. We also play an extensive selection of original titles, presenting the Blues in a more contemporary vein while preserving the essence that is the core of the music.  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC.  

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  15. 9th ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE PARTY!
    MOTOWN & MASQUERADE GARDEN SOIREE

    August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Celebrate summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall.  Enjoy plentiful hors d’oeuvres, savory desserts, champagne, wine, sangria and craft beer.  Dance under the stars all evening to the energetic and fun Motown music provided by JEROME SMITH & CITY SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT.  Choose a mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell!  Join us to celebrate and bring an air of mystery to this fun masquerade garden soiree!  Tickets Required!

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  16. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    TREMENDOUS TREES 

    Become a Planting Fields tree detective while exploring the vast collection of trees that the arboretum has to offer. Learn about the important relationship that exists between trees and people and how to identify trees just by looking at their leaves and bark. Afterwards, stay and practice being a tree detective by helping the arboretum staff to identify trees. For children 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  17. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 8/11 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    August 11 @ 7:00 pm

    The Lowdown Stompers are a NYC Jazz Band that specializes in playing music spanning from the 1920’s through the 1960’s including music from the Big Band Era, New Orleans, Dixieland, Tin Pan Alley, The Swing Era and The Great American Songbook.  The Lowdown Stompers re-create the music and excitement of those early days of music!  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC. 

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  18. Concert in the Park – FLEETWOOD MACKED

    August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  19. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    MAGNIFICENT MANSION 

    Visit Coe Hall with one of our docents to learn about the Coe Family and the mansion. Step back in time and be inspired by Coe Hall’s historically furnished rooms featuring original stained glass windows imported from Hever Castle in England. Stay and create your very own stained glass masterpiece. For children 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

     

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  20. TWILIGHT TOUR

    August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Meet at Coe Hall and enjoy wine and cheese before venturing out for a twilight tour of the grounds.  The twilight tour will be led by Vincent A. Simeone, Director, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, and Henry B. Joyce, Executive Director, Planting Fields

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